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“Hermanus Beauty”
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Les Baleines
Ranked #40 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Les Baleines Hotel is an absolute gem.Located in a quiet residential area but still within walking distance of the fabled Cliff walkway. In whale season the viewing here is almost better than taking a boat trip.Hermanus centre is a 10 minute cheap taxi ride from the hotel, return fare typically around £10.
The hotel itself is beautifully furnished,the management, owner and staff are excellent Were we to return to Hermanus where to stay would not be a problem.This hotel was number two on our tour, but number 1 in quality.
No obligation bookings had been made for us to go whale watching and for 2 restaurants which in season would have been a godsend. This was an example of the service provided by Theresa the owner and manager of this super hotel.Visit here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Thank you so much to Teresa and her staff for a wonderful stay at Les Baleines, the rooms views, food etc were fantastic. Teresa kindly booked a whale watching tour and a resturant for us, both of which were wonderful. Also my husband mislaid his wallet and Teresa kindly called us to say another guest had handed it in and she would return it by secure post, which was very kind of them. If you want great accommodation, lovely breakfast,fantastic views then look no further. We would love to return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Joan B
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I, as well as my in laws had the opportunity to book and stay at Les Baleines in Hermanus this past weekend. Initially I thought that the property was rather pricey comparing to other properties in Hermanus... however I was quite surprised. Upon arrival we were greeted by the properties owner Theresa who invited us in to her immaculate residence and not forgetting the attention to detail in the decor.

Theresa has gone through extensive trouble to make this property a beautiful one as well as make it a home away from home.

The service was impeccable, as was the rooms the living areas.

The property is located a short distance from the main town, with gorgeous views of the mountain and ocean where whales can be observed.

I would definitely return!!

Room Tip: All rooms are just great... we stayed in "humpback whale" room
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GeorgeM2
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We loved staying here and routinely return every year. It is a 'home away from home' and manages to capture that homely and warm atmosphere. delicious breakfasts.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank SNT31
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

We arrived to find that we had been booked into 2 restaurants and were immediately intimidated by the hostess. One of the 2 restaurants was filthy and an unpleasant experience. Our experience was that there were many good restaurants, choose your own! Breakfast was poor and limited choice. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. Overall we thought that our stay was poor value for money - there are better and more welcoming places to stay.

Stayed: February 2012
2  Thank fireflyOxfordshire
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

Stayed 2 nights
Our stay at Les Baleines was really enjoyable. Teresa our host was so kind and helpful, she had booked a resturant for us that evening which we appreciated.
We were upgraded and our room was beautiful with a large bed and lounge area with sliding doors out to the deck and pool. The deck had plenty of sunbeds and table and chirs for that eveing drink, the pool was small but perfect after a day of walking. The view over looking the bay was fantastic.
The bathroom was stylish and a good size. Tea and coffee making facilities.
The guest lounge comfy sofas was large with a snooker table and honesty bar,
Breakfast was really good which set you up for the day.
Teresa asked if you needed help or suggestions on what you wanted to do for the day.
You could walk to the beach but only if you like walking back up the very steep hill.
From the house you can walk the coastal path to Hemanus or walk part of the mountain and then down onto the path, we walked the mountain and costal path to Hemanus and back tireing but great.
There was a upper deck for guests with a library and lounge and chairs.
Teresa hope your hubby is on the mend!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank WYEVALLEY
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

We booked this Guest House through TrailFinders for our honeymoon in Sept 2011. We stayed here 2 nights. On arrival we were met at reception by the porter(Oscar) who was great and carried our bags to the room. The owner had pre-booked us for dinner in a local Italian restaurant and for a whale watching trip the next morning. Both the restaurant and whale watching trip could be easily cancelled or changed if they didn't suit. The restaurant was fab and we ended up eating there both nights.

Guest house was extremely quiet with no staff on site overnight. The guest house consisted of 2 separate houses joined by a back garden area. On our 2nd night there was only us staying in our house with 1 other couple in the other house. We ended up locking all the doors in our house as we felt a little bit unsafe and detached from the main house.

Location wise, quite far from the town and not easy to find.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Annemarie Q
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Additional Information about Les Baleines

Address: 193 10th Avenue | Voëlklip, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Hotel Class:4 star — Les Baleines 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Les Baleines Hotel Hermanus

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